Removing Microsoft Office Upload Center from Windows 10

For those who have Office 2010, 2013, or 2016, you probably know about the Microsoft Office Upload Center. It appears in the taskbar around the right bottom corner from the window in which the clock along with other background apps can be found. This feature keeps tabs on your documents while you upload them to OneDrive or any other online server. It’s a good feature if you are uploading multiple documents at the same time, but, in other instances, the feature is superfluous. If it bothers you, remove the notification area from your taskbar temporarily or permanently by changing the settings within the Office Upload Center.

How It Works

The Office Upload Center enables you to monitor document uploads and downloads during synchronization with your OneDrive account or another online server. It lets you know if the uploads were successful, failed, or were uninterrupted for any reason.

One of the greatest benefits is it allows you to create backups for your documents easily and securely. When you save a document, it will save on your computer and then, whenever you connect with the internet, the files are automatically supported for your OneDrive account.

Remove Office Upload Center for Current Session Only

If you wish to get rid of the Office Upload Center icon for the current session on your computer rather than removing it:

Bring in the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del after which clicking on Task Manager or Ctrl + Shift + Esc.

Select the Processes tab and check for MSOSYNC.EXE.

Click on MSOSYNC.EXE to focus on it after which press Delete to prevent it from running.

Next, search for OSPPSVC.EXE and perform the same thing.

Remove Office Upload Center Permanently

To remove the Office Upload Center from Windows 10 permanently:

Hover your cursor within the Office Upload Center icon and right-click.

Choose Settings within the popup menu.

Locate the Office Upload Center and click on Settings on the toolbar.

In the new menu box for that Microsoft Office Upload Center Settings, visit Display Options.

Locate Display icon in notification area option and uncheck that box.

Click Alright to save the alterations and exit recption menus.

Close the Office Upload Center window by clicking the X within the upper-right corner.

Disabling the Office Upload Center out of your notifications doesn’t mean you can’t access it. Make use of the Start menu to navigate to it.

Another way to get to the Office Upload Center is by clicking the Start menu, choosing All Apps after which Microsoft Office 2016 Tools. In Office 2010 and 2013, it’s under Microsoft Office 2010/2013.

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